Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will team up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour, dubbed "Death… Is Just The Beginning".
The tour's special name traces back to Nuclear Blast's popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation.
KATAKLYSM's Maurizio Iacono commented: "It's been in talks for over two years and finally both KATAKLYSM and our brothers in HYPOCRISY can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It's been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It's that time again folks... KATAKLYSM and HYPOCRISY team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater, our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour 'Death...Is Just The Beginning', a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. Do not miss this tour, you only get one chance!"
HYPOCRISY's Peter Tägtgren added: "I hope that you are just as excited as we are, because we are very happy to announce that we are finally warming up the HYPOCRISY engine again and that we will be back on the road in fall! We will be touring Europe together with our friends in KATAKLYSM! The tour will be an overview of the chaos and confusion created by HYPOCRISY over the years. See you out there!"
"Death… Is Just The Beginning" tour dates:
Oct. 18 - D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
Oct. 19 - D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Oct. 20 - D Munich - Backstage
Oct. 23 - H Budapest - Barba Negra
Oct. 24 - A Vienna - Arena
Oct. 25 - PL Wrocław - Zaklęte Rewiry
Oct. 26 - D Geiselwind - MusicHall
Oct. 27 - I Milan - Live Music Club
Oct. 28 - CH Pratteln - Z7
Oct. 29 - F Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
Oct. 31 - E Madrid - Sala Mon
Nov. 01 - E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 02 - F Limoges - CC John Lennon
Nov. 03 - F Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
Nov. 04 - B Antwerp - Trix
Nov. 05 - D Hamburg - Docks
Nov. 06 - S Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
Nov. 07 - S Stockholm - Fryshuset
Nov. 09 - FIN Helsinki - The Circus
Nov. 10 - FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
Nov. 12 - DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
Nov. 13 - NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn
Nov. 14 - D Berlin - Kesselhaus
Nov. 15 - D Dresden - Eventwerk
Nov. 16 - D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 2
Nov. 17 - D Leipzig - Hellraiser
KATAKLYSM's new album, "Meditations", will be released on June 1 via Nuclear Blast. The 10-song disc was produced by the band's guitarist Jean-François Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, and was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA).
HYPOCRISY's latest album, "End Of Disclosure", was released in March 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by Tägtgren at his Abyss Studio in Sweden. The artwork was created by Wes Benscoter (SLAYER, KREATOR, NILE, VADER).
HYPOCRISY's "Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion" DVD/CD was released in October 2011 via Nuclear Blast. The disc contains footage of the band's February 27, 2010 concert at the Blue Box club in Sofia, Bulgaria.